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Lifestyle House Hunting in Argentina could get you a bargain

The housing market is faltering after a sharp decline in the Argentine peso in many of the prime lifestyle locations in Argentina A good example is what is happening in Mendoza. Luján de Cuyo, is a small town in the western part of the province, a wine-producing region celebrated for its abundant Malbec grapes. It sits at the eastern foot of the Andes Mountains, in the high-altitude vineyards of the upper Mendoza valley. The area is known for its Malbec but produces other high-quality varieties of wine as…

San Rafael – Argentina: “The Other Mendoza”

When we speak of wine locally we are almost always speaking of Mendoza. But which Mendoza? Anybody who has made any sort of study or survey of Mendoza wines will realise that the province is pock-marked with pockets of wine producing valleys areas and regions that confer upon their wines a certain character different from others. Lujan de Cuyo, Tupungato, San Carlos and many more can be mentioned as examples of prime wine making areas. All are situated relatively closely towards the north of the province and…

Mendoza in Argentina produces the world’s best Red Wines in the World

ARGENTINA: The main fruit flavors in a glass of Argentine Malbec are blackberry, plum and black cherry. The nuanced flavors offer milk chocolate, cocoa powder, violet flowers, leather and, depending on the amount of oak aging, a sweet tobacco finish. FRANCE: While Argentine Malbec is fruit forward, France is quite the opposite. Malbec from the Cahors region is, at first, leathery with flavors of tart currant, black plum and savory bitterness often described asgreen. French Malbecs, from the Loire and Cahors,…

San Rafael, in Mendoza Province, one of the top places in the world for retirement according to CNNMoney

San Rafael, in Mendoza Province, one of the top places in the world for retirement according to CNNMoney In addition to adventure, retirees often find dramatically lower real estate prices. That’s certainly the case in San Rafael, Argentina, a medium-size city in the heart of the nation’s wine country, where the cost of living is about three-fourths that of the U.S. average, according to the Associates for International Research. An hour and a half flight from Buenos Aires, San Rafael has plenty…
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